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Teaching excellence and student success is at the heart of all that we do at Muskingum University. For over 175 years, students have come to the university's beautiful campus set amongst the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio, received a brilliant education from our student-centered faculty, and then gone on to do extraordinary things. Central to successful teaching is - first and foremost - a genuine dedication to student success. Equally important for student success and teaching excellence is up-to-date proficiency in one's discipline.

From Art to History, Psychology, the Sciences and much more, Muskingum University faculty not only remain engaged in their disciplines, but frequently are at the cutting edge, creating knowledge, insight and understanding that not only advances their disciplines, but - just as importantly - is brought into the classroom for the benefit of our students.

Students at Muskingum University not only benefit from the research conducted by our faculty, but - increasingly - conduct research alongside their faculty. This co-research results in co-authored books, journal articles and even presentations at regional, national and international professional conferences. For more information about student-faculty research (some of which is included here), kindly refer to our Muskie Fellows page [coming soon].

Here, below, we have collected the research and creative work carried-out recently by Muskingum University faculty, along with notes spotlighting accomplishments characteristic of the regularly-outstanding work that our faculty do day-in and day-out. The output is as diverse and voluminous as the interests and expertise of our faculty, and only partially reflects our faculty's constant search for knowledge and for enhanced ways of serving our students and the many communities that Muskingum University serves. For more information about our distinguished faculty - or to book a speaker - we invite you to visit the websites (Links in green below) of our academic departments, or to contact Academic Affairs.

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Special Mention

Laura Hilton (History)
In August 2013, Laura Hilton, Professor of History, was one of only eleven invited participants, nationally, at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. for a two-week, research workshop entitled “Landscapes of the Uprooted: Refugees and Exiles in Postwar Europe.”  Dr. Hilton presented her work on stateless “Displaced Persons in Germany following the Second World War” and was one of the featured main speakers for the public presentation held on Friday, 23 August.

William Kerrigan (History)
Dr. Kerrigans’ recent book, Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012) was given a highly-favorable review by the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Michael Kammen of Cornell University.  The review appears in the September, 2013 issue of the prestigious New England Quarterly published by MIT.  Dr. Kammen notes that: “Kerrigan, the Cole Distinguished Professor of American History at Ohio’s Muskingum University, delivers a succinct, meticulous, and fascinating triple biography of the man, the myth, and the American apple—a fine contribution to cultural and horticultural history.”  The complete review may be accessed from this link.

Rick Nutt (Religion).  Dr. Nutt’s recent book, An Historical Study of United States Religious Responses to the Vietnam War, was given a featured review by Peter Steinfels of Fordham University in the October, 2012 issue of America: The National Catholic Review.  http://americamagazine.org/issue/culture/conscientious-objection  Dr. Steinfels is the co-director of the Fordham Center for Religion and Culture, religion correspondent to the New York Times, and a former editor of Commonweal.

Books, Journals and Compositions

Arnold, Richard (Political Science)
Arnold, R. (2013). “Alexei Navalny and the Russian Opposition,” in D. Heaney, ed., Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia 2014 (Europa Regional Surveys of the World Series), New York, Routledge.

Baker, Hallie (Psychology)
Baker, H. (2012) Aging with a Disability Versus Disability with Age.  New York: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.

Butler, Beth (Spanish)
Butler, B.A. (2013). “Investigando momentos históricos en `El silencio de los claustros y El manuscrito de piedra’: Acercamientos distintos, logros afines.”  In J. Sánchez Zapatero & A. Martín Escribá (Eds.), Historia, memoria y sociedad en el Género Negro: Literatura, cine, televisión y cómic. (pp. 17-24). Santiago de Campostela, Spain: Andavira.

James Dooley (Biology)
Ingold, D.J. and J.L. Dooley (2013). “Nesting success of grassland and shrub-nesting birds on the Wilds, an Ohio reclaimed surface mine.”  Ohio Journal of Science 111:37-41.

Long, Julie and Danny Ingold (2013). “Evaluating impacts of vernal pools on the abundance and diversity of amphibian species on a reclaimed surface mine.”  Ohio Journal of Science 113:22-23.

Ingold, D.J. and J.L. Dooley (2013). “Nest success of grassland birds on a reclaimed surface mine (the Wilds).”  Ohio Journal of Science 113:7.

Dunak, Karen (History)
Dunak, K. (2013). As Long as We Both Shall Love: The White Wedding in Postwar America, New York University Press.

Dunak, K. “‘Heed your creed, fall in love and get married’: New Left Ideology and Romantic Relationships,” Journal of American Culture (March, 2013), 25-31.

Dunak, K. “Teaching the Many Americas of the 1950s,” The OAH Magazine of History (October, 2012), 13-16.

Highben, Zebulon (Music)
Highben, Zebulon M., ed. (2013).  The Augsburg Motet Book.  Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers.

Compositions and Arrangements
Highben, Z. M. (2013). A Prayer for the Church. Chicago, IL: GIA Publications, Inc.

Highben, Z. M. (2013). In a Lowly Manger Born. St. Louis, MO: MorningStar Music Publishers.

Highben, Z. M. (2013). In the Breaking of the Bread. St. Louis, MO: MorningStar Music Publishers.

Highben, Z. M. (2013). My Hope Is Built. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers.

Highben, Z. M. (2013). O God of Light. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers.

Highben, Z. M. (2013).  Christ, Mighty Savior.  St. Louis, MO: MorningStar Music Publishers.

Highben, Z. M. (2013).  Vide Cantas Credas.  St. Louis, MO: MorningStar Music Publishers.

Highben, Z. M. (2013).  When We Are Tempted to Deny Your Son.  St. Louis, MO: MorningStar Music Publishers.

Highben, Z. M. (2012).  Christ Is Alive! Let Christians Sing. Minneapolis, MN: Augsburg Fortress Publishers.

Huber, Walter (Political Science)
Huber, W., and H. Zhou (2013), “China’s Higher Education System: A Case for Cautious Optimism,” in Journal of US-China Public Administration (Vol. 10, No. 6: 531-543).

Ingold, Danny (Biology)
Ingold, D.J. and J.L. Dooley (2013).  “Nesting success of grassland and shrub-nesting birds on the Wilds, an Ohio reclaimed surface mine.”  Ohio Journal of Science 111:37- 41.

Long, Julie and Danny Ingold (2013).  “Evaluating impacts of vernal pools on the abundance and diversity of amphibian species on a reclaimed surface mine.” Ohio Journal of Science 113:22-23.”

Ingold, D.J. and J.L. Dooley (2013).  “Nest success of grassland birds on a reclaimed surface mine (the Wilds).” Ohio Journal of Science 113:7.

Kerrigan, William (History)
Kerrigan, William (2012).  Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

Kerrigan, William (2012).  "The Invention of Johnny Appleseed" Antioch Review. 70, 4, 608-625.

Lekan, Todd (Philosophy)
Lekan, T. (2012), "A Reconstruction of James' Normative Ethics," William James Studies, Vol. 9, pp. 144-168.

Sharp, Robert (Philosophy)
Sharp, R. (2013), “Could Superman Have Joined the Third Reich?” In M. White (ed.), Superman and Philosophy: What Would the Man of Steel Do? (pp. 37-45). Hoboken, Wiley-Blackwell.

Soto-Caban, Sandra (Engineering Science)
Soto-Cabán, S. and E. Law (2013). “Using Resistivity Measurements to Determine Anisotropy in Soil and Weathered Rock,” Engineering, Technology & Applied Science Research, 3 (4), 483-487.

Soto-Cabán, S. (2012).  “A Simple Coaxial Waveguide Fixture Designed for the Measurement of Dielectric Properties of Contaminated Soil.” International Journal of Engineering Research and Development, 4(3), 40-45.

Soto-Cabán, S., Selvi, E., and E. Law (2013).  “Multidisciplinary Projects to Enhance Undergraduate Student’s Research Opportunities at a Liberal Arts Institution.”  Proceedings of the ASEE North Central Conference, Columbus, OH

Varley, Jane (English)
Varley, Jane. (2013, April).  "Four Poems and an Interview: The Sea of Nectar, Montana 1990, Richmond, and Moonlanding."  Ed. John Hoppenthaler.  Connotation Press.  http://connotationpress.com

Wehage, Franz-Joseph (German)
Commissioned Epilogue.  Das Nationalbolschewistische Manifest von Karl O. Paetel.  Hanau: Haag + Herchen, 2012. 

Wilson, William R. (Physics)
Wilson, W. R. (2013). “Using the Chernobyl Incident to Teach Engineering Ethics,” Science and Engineering Ethics, Vol. 19 (2), 625-640.

 

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Dr. Bil Kerrigan, Department of History

William "Bil" Kerrigan, Arthur G. Cole and Eloise Barnes Cole Distinguished Professor of American History
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The recipient of Muskingum University's 2007 Cora I. Orr Award for University Service, and the 2011 William Oxley Thompson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr. Kerrigan completed his "Triple Crown" sweep of the university's highest faculty awards by receiving this year's William Rainey Harper Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Dr. Kerrigan's latest publication, Johnny Appleseed and the American Orchard: A Cultural History, was published in 2012 to critical acclaim by the prestigious Johns Hopkins University Press.


Read a review of Dr. Kerrigan's book by Pulitzer Prize winning historian, Dr. Michael Kammen, in the [Link opens in new window] New England Quarterly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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